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Trump / Tillerson Firing #1121959

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) President Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via a tweet along with Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein featured; tweet about CIA director Mike Pompeo replacing Tillerson & a statement from spokesman Goldstein about Tillerson quoted; details given about their areas of disagreement. [TRUMP - says we disagreed on things; praises Pompeo; speaks about "other things" he wants.] [TILLERSON - says he received a call in the afternoon.] [Oct. 7, 2017, TRUMP - says he wouild like Tillerson to be tougher.] The dismissal of John McEntee, the president's assistant, with his hiring to work on the Trump re-election campaign discussed.

(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Martha Raddatz) The unprecedented list of vacancies at the State Department, with controversy over Gina Haspel††, who is nominated to be CIA director, discussed.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Raddatz, Martha

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